To my nose this is a precursor to YSLs Rive Gauche. Platinum Egoiste has a sharp, barbershop, shaving cream vibe that isn't as smooth as Rive Gauche but lasts at least 50% longer on me than RG. I prefer RG but for the quality and longevity this is a great companion scent in the barbershop vein. One of the best Lavender scents around. Enjoy!
With a soapy flowery base, it seems like someone brought too much sage and pepper to the party. Wanted to sample Egoist (and not this flanker) but received this flanker instead. In the drydown it reminds me of the soap that my mother used to wash my mouth out after blurting various expletives that were probably induced by sensations like this.
Although this has a Chanel competence, I find that it has no business having "Egoiste" in it's name. Not particularily unique.
03rd March, 2016 (last edited: 22nd June, 2016)
tried this today. wasn't really impressed. it smells like Cuba blue (which smells similar to chrome). it just has more powder and a little more freshness to it.
it stills smells great though!!!! if Chanel is your god when it comes to fragrances, then get this instead of chrome.
longevity is pretty decent as well as projections (DECENT).
That's all I've got to say. period.
6 out of 10, summer and spring fragrance (warm sunny clear blue days with nice breeze)
A simple rehash of Cool Water. Not bad but for the price you can get 3 bottles of the original.